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Dec 10, 2012 6:30pm PST
.2934. >> 7.2 magnitude earthquake has struck off the coast of indonesia. reports saying it hit off shore of -- about 200 kilometers northwest of those islands. >> no tsunami warning has been issued. the usgs said the quake was reported at a depth of 158 kilometers. indonesia's's position within the ring of fire makes it prone to it -- indonesia's position within the ring of fire makes it prone to earthquakes. travelers have another nasty surprise waiting for them this morning -- and announced -- an unannounced strike by security workers. that caused several flights to be cancelled. >> frankfurt was particularly hard hit. today's strike complicated cleanup efforts from a recent bout of pretty harsh winter weather. german exports surged to a new high in october. >> the german companies sold almost 100 billion euros in goods and services in the month, up almost 10% compared to last year. it is not all good news. fewer orders from europe caused germany's trade surplus to drop to its lowest level in the last six months, adding to fears that europe's largest economy will contract in the fourth
PBS
Dec 27, 2012 7:00pm PST
of casualties. the reason can be found in music. ♪ >> reporter: the song comes from indonesia. it means tsunami in the local dialect. each song has been passed down for generations ever since a major tsunami killed thousands when it struck the island over a century ago. ♪ >> reporter: children have been brought up on this lullaby and adults continue to sing it while tending to their fields. the song teaches people how to protect themselves from a tsunami and has been popular still in the island. what should you do if an earthquake strikes? >> translator: run for the hill tops as fast as you can. >> reporter: after the 2004 indian ocean earthquake, many people, remembering the song, did just that, headed for the hills. although over 160,000 people were either killed or remain missing in the pro-vince only, only seven people died on this island, which has a population of just 80,000. this is a researcher at the university who is visiting the islands to study the song. >> translator: this song saved everyone's life. through studying the song, i believe we can integrate this local knowledge into
PBS
Dec 10, 2012 7:00pm PST
and india. the council experts say asian countries such as india and indonesia are likely to boost their military power. but they warn of an arms race in asia. if the u.s. scales back its military commitment in the region. they say some nations may begin developing nuclear weapons. new car sales are fueling china's economy. sales grew 8.2% in november from the same time last year. officials say nearly 1.8 million units were sold last month. japanese firms lost out after chinese consumers boycotted their vehicles over a territorial dispute. they saw a slight improvement last month. total new car sales this china were sluggish in september as japanese cars fell out of favorite. sales have been growing for two straight months since october. >>> the leaders of iraq say they are ready to make their country a mayor player in the global oil market. they will double and quadruple oil output. businesses from arrange the world are eyeing with fresh interest. >> reporter: it holds some of the world's largest untapped reserves. basri has hosted a four day trade show. the oil market is called b
PBS
Dec 7, 2012 7:00pm PST
are the philippines, malaysia, indonesia, thailand, and vietnam. the bank official said third-quarter expansion in the philippines was high at 7.1%. they said rising consumption and public investment in malaysia is contributing to the region's growth. the story was different for japan. they lowered their 2012 growth estimate by 0.6 percentage points. they cited a drop in exports stemming from a territorial dispute with china. the bank officials say southeast asian economies are supported by solid domestic demand. they added the countries are relatively unaffected by the debt woes in europe. >>> as if to back up the adb's projection, japan's economy remained out of steam in october. the latest key economic indicator fell for the seventh straight month. the cabinet office says the coincidence index of the economy ticked down 0.9 points from september to 90.6. the index tracks the current state of the economy and reflects activities like industrial output and employment. government officials trace the decline to the global economic slowdown. they said shipments of tvs and some other products suffe
PBS
Dec 26, 2012 6:30pm PST
countries. over 250,000 people died that day. 170,000 in indonesia alone. the bodies of many of those swept away still have not been recovered. loved ones cannot even visit their grave sites. many travel to thailand. a memorial wall pays tribute to those who died there. grieving together, mourners again remember those who passed away. >> we all remember where we were at the time. sports news now, and as the year draws to a close, the german football association has good reason to be satisfied -- all seven of the bundesliga teams in competition at the european level made it through the first round. >> german soccer fans have plenty of reason to smile as they head into the new year and look back on five decades of bundesliga football. >> the bundesliga is celebrating its 50th anniversary, and it has never been stronger as a brand. all three german clubs in the champions league moved through, and all four german clubs are through in the eurobond lead, a first in german soccer. >> the bundesliga is going strong. i only hope germany can win this year. it has been a while, and that would really b
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